*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are only having volunteers do phone/video visits to help protect our senior clients.*
Selfhelp Queens North Friendly Visiting is a program that matches homebound seniors with volunteers in their community who make weekly in-person, phone, and/or video visits. Friendly visiting is an enriching opportunity for the volunteer to develop a meaningful friendship. Together, the older adult and volunteer can discuss shared interests, learn/teach new skills, read books, learn technology, and celebrate special holidays. Your time and companionship as a friendly visitor is invaluable!
We ask for a minimum commitment of six months for weekly hour-long visits. Matches are based on volunteer availability and geographic location. Our office is located in Flushing and we service the areas of College Point, Bayside, Whitestone, and Flushing. If you would like to volunteer at a location closer to you, please let me know and I will connect to the right Friendly Visiting Program.
* We currently in need of ENGLISH, SPANISH, KOREAN, CHINESE, RUSSIAN and ITALIAN speakers!
REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must be 18 or older. An interview, training, references, and background check are required.
COMMITMENT: Weekly hour-long visits for a minimum of 6 months.
DAY & TIME: Flexible
LOCATION (may vary): 45-25 Kissena Boulevard Flushing, NY 11355
Selfhelp is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the independence and dignity of seniors and at-risk populations through a spectrum of housing, home health care, and social services.
The Selfhelp Queens North Friendly Visiting Program matches homebound seniors with volunteers in the community who make weekly visits in the seniors’ homes. Friendly visiting helps relieve the senior’s social isolation and is an enriching opportunity for the volunteer to develop a meaningful friendship. Seniors and the volunteer can take part in fun activities like playing card games, discussing current events, sharing stories, learning/teaching new skills, and celebrating special days in the lives of the seniors. Your time and companionship as a friendly visitor is invaluable!
We ask for a minimum commitment of six months of weekly hour-long visits. Matches are based on your availability and geographic location. Our office is located in Flushing and we service the areas of College Point, Bayside, Whitestone, and Flushing.
Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Interview, references, and background check are required. We provide training.
We'll work with your schedule.
45-25 Kissena Blvd.Flushing, NY11355
November 16, 2020
Basic Computer Skills
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
At least an hour a week for 6 months via in-person, phone, and video visits.